I have recently graduated from university with a BFA in illustration. I’m interested in applying to junior graphic design/ entry level graphic design jobs.
I took two graphic design courses in university, so I know some basics. However, I am unsure of what exactly goes into a graphic design portfolio and I’m basically trying to create a portfolio from scratch.
Is it better to focus on one area of expertise (logos, branding, layouts, etc), or should I diversify as much as I can?
Is it acceptable to put non-vector illustrations into a graphic design portfolio?
When creating projects to put into a portfolio, is it permissible/acceptable to redesign/rebrand an existing company or business?
Additionally, many job listings I’ve seen are interested in candidates who have “good typography skills.” What exactly does this mean? (i.e. choosing typefaces, creating my own typefaces, kerning, etc) Or all of the above?
Sorry for so many questions, but I am pretty new to all of this. Any insight is much appreciated!